I’m thrilled to have debut author Sara B. Larson as a guest today for an interview as part of her blog tour for DEFY! Check out the book and her Q & A below, then enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win!
Q & A with Sara B. Larson
In the length of a tweet (140 characters), tell us about your book.
Embroiled in a deadly game of secrets and lies, the fiercest member of a prince’s guard is actually a girl disguised as a boy.
Are you working on something new? Can you tell us what’s coming next?
I am actually in revisions with my amazing editor, Lisa Sandell, for the sequel to DEFY. I can say that in DEFY, we see a fairly limited view of Alexa’s world, because it’s from her point of view, and she has a pretty limited knowledge of what’s going on. But in the sequel, that view begins to crack open, expanding and bringing in much more information about what’s really going on in Antion, Dansii, and Blevon (the three kingdoms in DEFY), and of course there’s even more fighting, kissing, twists and political intrigue to hopefully keep you flipping pages!
If you were stranded on a desert island what are 3 things you’d want to have with you?
My family, my books, and a knife.
What are your pet peeves?
I can’t handle napkins tearing. It’s like nails on a chalkboard to me. I have to wipe my hands on washcloths or wipes, I HATE napkins.
If you could jump into a book and live in that world, which would it be?
Harry Potter, no question. J.K. Rowling is a genius and the world she created is absolutely amazing.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
When I was in second and third grade I was obsessed with the Babysitter’s Club. I even dotted my I’s with hearts like Stacey did. (Which makes it so surreal and amazing that I’m now published with Scholastic!) As a teen, my favorite book was The Poisonwood Bible. I’ve always been fascinated by the jungle, and Africa, and the voices in that book are absolutely astounding. You can open to any chapter and know exactly who is talking without flipping back to see whose chapter it is.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Never, never give up. If you don’t give up, you WILL succeed.
What’s your favorite quote?
One of my favorite quotes is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. I even have it as my header for my blog. I’ve held on to that hope through my entire journey, and now the dedication in DEFY might mean even more to you if you go back and read it knowing that.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I always wanted to be an author. I have notebooks full of books I wrote all the way back from second grade. This is quite literally my life-long dream come true.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I can’t wait to see Divergent, it looks like a really good adaptation of the book. And I can’t wait for all of the end of trilogies that are coming out in 2014—THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, EVERTRUE, and RUIN AND RISING are three of my most anticipated reads!
About the Author
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